FINANCIAL AID OFFICE

AVOIDING OBSTACLES

Disability Discharges 

Students who have had a loan discharged due to a disability cannot take out additional student loans unless they sign a statement indicating that they understand that the new loan cannot later be discharged for any present impairment unless it deteriorates to the point that they are again totally and permanently disabled.

A physician must also certify that the student can engage in substantial gainful activity.  If the discharge was recent or conditional the student may have to repay the old loan as well.